September 26, 2011

SWP Whose Table is it Anyway? 2011 Event

Wedding

I was the photographer for this year’s Whose Table is it Anyway? tabletop competition presented by the Society of Wedding Planners and held at the incredible Phoenixville foundry. This competition pits some of the most creative individuals in the area against one another to create amazing tabletop displays in four separate categories: Weddings under $10,000 budget, Weddings over $10,000 budget, Theme, and Rising Star.

A few things about the event… The Phoenixville Foundry, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia is a gorgeous venue. I want to shoot a wedding there now. The architecture, history, and versatility of the place make it such a dream. It has great flow and space (indoors and outdoors) for ceremonies as well as a wrap around mezzanine level which is so clutch for weddings. Seriously consider this place for a wedding and then call me because I want to be a part of it.

Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
J. Scott Catering provided the evening’s food. There was a tasty sushi station and a delicious mini sliders (beef, portabella, and crabcake), fries, and milkshake station. I don’t even want to tell you how many of those itty bitty portabella burgers I scarfed down that night.

Entertainment was provided by Brandywine Valley Talent who had music going all night, including a serenade and some performances by the A Capella Pops. Too cool.

Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Additional shout outs to Frank’s Wine Mart for providing the beverages, Sound Choice DJs, Shutterbooth, Blossom Productions for documenting the evening with video, Wegmans Collegeville for providing everything for the on-site design competition, and Party Rental, LTD for offering up their entire collection to the participants.

As for the tabletop displays, they were out of this world. I took so many pictures and there were so many details that you simply should have been there to take it all in.

Here are some pictures of the winning designs…

Rising Star category:
* Laurie Sasko Designs – Table featured soft whites and creams in a birch vase. It was understated and absolutely beautiful.
Aribella Events
Lauren Reilly
Jillian Stahl
Something New Weddings & Events

Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Theme category:
*Passion for Petals – all of the flowers were made from recycled plastic containers. It was sooo cool.
Phoenixville Foundry / Sommerfield Design
Select Event Rentals
Karen Pecora Events/Event FX/Sweet Talk Cakes

Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Wedding budget under $10,000:
*Blue Moon Florist – I loved the succulents paired with the ornate orchids and Spanish moss. It was an incredible display.
Christofer + Janesson / Ilonka Floral Decorator
Rhapsody Weddings / Peaches Panache
Beth Ann’s Flowers
Precise Events, Inc/Casa Papel

Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Wedding budget over $10,000:
* Christofer + Janesson / Ilonka Floral Decorator – winners for the third year in a row, this tablescape featured locally produced details like the ceramic bases in a stunning geometric design.
It’s About Details
TableArt
Robertson’s Flowers
Wegmans

Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
And here are just a few of the other fantastic tabletops from the night.

Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
Phoenixville Foundry wedding venue
It was an awesome event. SWP raised over $800 for the Gift of Life Family House, guests were treated to a surprise fireworks display, and there was an on-site floral design competition for wedding professionals (congrats to Christina Carnevale of Paper, Rock, Scissors for first place!). I can’t wait to see what next year’s event brings!

p.s. If any competitors want images from the night, please contact me at Lindsay@lindsaydocherty.com.

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